Claire Achmad is a human rights lawyer with broad expertise in public international law and human rights, and international child law matters. She completed her LLM at Leiden University as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar in 2011. She has worked as in-house counsel for the New Zealand government, as volunteer community lawyer advising refugees, and more recently as a child rights and advocacy officer for UNICEF the Netherlands. In her role with UNICEF, she led advocacy and research on the rights of unaccompanied child asylum seekers in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. Claire has authored reports on a number of child rights issues and is an emerging expert on international commercial surrogacy and children’s rights. She has addressed audiences on this topic around the world at Columbia University, Aberdeen University and the World Social Work and Social Development Conference 2012. Claire currently works full time as Senior Advisor to the Chief Human Rights Commissioner of New Zealand.
- Street Children Have Rights Too! Problems faced by street children globally and in the Philippines, and why their rights need protection (2012)
- Return of Separated Children to Return Houses in Countries of Origin: Policy and practice in the Netherlands, European and international governing instruments, and recommendations for protecting the best interests of the child (2012)
- Contextualising a 21st century challenge: Part One Understanding international commercial surrogacy and the parties whose rights and interests are at stake in the public international law context (2012)
- Intercountry adoptions under the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (2010)